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American Society of Breast Surgeons

The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research, and the development of advanced surgical techniques.


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Outgoing President Dr. Deanna Attai’s Presidential Address "What Are We Missing?" was presented at the 17th Annual meeting in Dallas on April 15, 2016.


  • Submit Your Research Abstracts, "How I Do It" Videos for Presentation at Society's 2017 Annual Meeting

    Call for Abstracts
    Researchers who want their abstracts considered for presentation must submit them no later than 3:00 pm EST November 8, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and access to the submission website.

    Call for "How I Do It" Videos
    The American Society of Breast Surgeons is again inviting YOU to submit a video showing your colleagues your tricks of the trade. The submission deadline is 3:00 pm EST on December 6, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and access to the submission website.

    Questions regarding the submission process for abstracts and "How I Do It" videos should be emailed to abstracts@breastsurgeons.org.

  • ASBrS Consensus Panel Recommends Against Routine Use of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

    On July 28, 2016, the Society released a position statement recommending against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for average risk women with unilateral breast cancer. The statement was published as two manuscripts in the Annals of Surgical Oncology which are available open access online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5443-5 and http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5408-8.

    ASBrS encourages an evidence-based approach to determine the value of CPM in breast cancer patients. Although CPM may be appropriate for certain high-risk groups, research reveals that the majority of women with breast cancer obtain no oncological benefit from removal of a healthy breast. The statement follows extensive research including a consensus conference held during the Society's 2016 Annual Meeting. For more information, click here.

  • Society Releases Choosing Wisely® Recommendations

    On June 27, 2016, The American Society of Breast Surgeons released a list of specific tests or procedures that clinicians and patients should question as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports. The Society’s list was developed over the last year after careful consideration and review, using the most current evidence about management and treatment options. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and clinicians about what care is really necessary. To view the Society's recommendations click here.

  • Nurse BEDI Now Available!

    The Society is pleased to announce the launch of Nurse BEDI (Breast Educational Decision Aid Instrument). Designed by the Education Committee of the ASBrS, in conjunction with Penn State Hershey Health, the tool is meant to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients understand their specific biopsy results and treatment choices.

    The tool was designed to enhance shared decision-making between the patient and the surgical team and is not meant to replace surgical consultation. Nurse BEDI was developed to be primarily used prior to definitive decision making and surgical consent with the provider, however, one can adapt its use based on clinic, provider and patient needs.

    Society members may access the tool by logging into their member account and clicking 'Nurse BEDI' under the 'Programs' tab.

  • ASBrS Member Shelley Hwang, MD Named One of TIME's 100 Most Influential People
    Society member Shelley Hwang, MD of the Duke Cancer Institute has been named one of TIME's 100 most influential people for 2016. The Society congratulates Dr. Hwang on this honor and on her continued commitment to helping identify the least invasive and most effective treatments for breast cancer patients.
  • Dr. Sheldon Feldman Installed as the Society's 20th President

    Sheldon Feldman, MD, FACS of New York began his term as the Society's President on April 15. - For more details, click here.

  • New Board Members Announced

    Following approval of their nominations at the Society's 2016 business meeting, four members began their terms in new leadership positions on the Society's board of directors.

    President: Sheldon Feldman, MD
    President-Elect: Steven Chen, MD
    Members-at-Large: Susan Boolbol, MD and Nathalie Johnson, MD

    The meeting was held Friday, April 15 in Dallas, TX in conjunction with the Society's 17th Annual Meeting at the Hilton Anatole.

  • Awards Presented to 3 Researchers at Dallas Meeting Awards were presented on April 16 at the 17th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Breast Surgeons for outstanding Scientific Session presentations. - For more details, click here.

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